Meet the #FCSSquad:
Meet Varun Balwani, FCS’ Director of Sales & Channels for India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh.
Based in New Delhi, India, Varun has over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry. He believes that technology is the product of the human imagination to make life simpler for mankind and that technology can make life simple and joyous for hotel guests, employees, and owners as well. Varun has made it his mission to create awareness among fellow hoteliers to adopt new-age technology and redefine hotel operations.
Have the courage to be the change you wish to see, and the wisdom to know the difference between right and wrong.
How many years of experience do you have?
Varun: A total experience of 13 years, with 10+ years in hotel operations and rest with FCS.
What is your favorite holiday destination?
Varun: Prague, Czech Republic!
If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Varun: Butter Chicken.
Name five people you would invite to dinner?
Varun: Steven Gerrard, Freddie Mercury, Mahatma Gandhi, Rowan Atkinson, Steve Jobs
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Varun: “To live one day at a time. Think ahead but don’t forget to make the best of today.“
Which quote defines you?
Varun: “Have the courage to be the change you wish to see, and the wisdom to know the difference between right and wrong.”
What is your favorite FCS solution?
Varun: I love FCS Housekeeping! It is a truly wonderful solution for the most underrated department of the hotel industry. The mental and physical pressure that a housekeeper works under is immense and a solution to make their life simpler is a blessing.
What is the one app or piece of tech that you can’t live without?
Varun: My PlayStation 4.
If you can have one superpower what would it be?
Varun: Travel the world on my own magic carpet.
What has been your favorite FCS memory/moment?
Varun: My favorite moment is my everyday life at FCS. I get to work closely with a great set of human beings and professionals who are always willing to go the extra mile.
What do you like most about your job?
Varun: Every time I give a presentation, I see the smiles on fellow hoteliers when they realize that someone is working hard to make their life easier. Bringing them a solution that makes a huge difference in their lives fills me with pride and satisfaction.
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